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In other words, do you need an agreement or can you use the work without permission? Determining whether to ask for permission depends on two questions: Is the material protected under law? Would your use of the material violate the law?
Subsequent chapters explore these principles in more depth. You should always start with the presumption that, if the creative work you want to use was first published afterU. There are only two ways that a work published after is not protected: Either the owner of the work made a mistake such as failing to renew the copyright or the work does not meet the minimum standards for copyright protection.
Later chapters on the permission rules for particular types of creative works provide guidelines to determine if the work you intend to use is protected. Most works that fall into the public domain do so because of old age. Public domain status may also be due to other reasons discussed in Chapter 8.
Because the song was first published init is in the public domain and Bill can use it without obtaining permission. If a creative work is protected under intellectual property laws, your unauthorized use may still be legal.
This is because there are exceptions to each of the laws protecting creative work—situations in which authorization is not required.
Under the fair use doctrine, you could reproduce a few lines of a song lyric in a music review without getting permission from the songwriter or whoever owns the copyright in the song. Chapter 9 discusses fair use in greater depth.
What is the Risk of Not Asking for Permission? The goal of this book is to minimize your risk of being sued.
This book recommends a conservative approach. Unless you are certain that the material is in the public domain or that your use is legally excusable, seeking permission is worth your time. I located information about the writers of the song from a compilation recording of country music.
Then, I located the name of the publisher Rialto Music, Inc. I searched online to no avail for the songwriters and Rialto Music. I also checked the online Library of Congress records but found no reference, either because the song was never registered or the song was written before the date their online computer records began.
I contacted the Harry Fox Agency, another agency that controls rights, which gave me a reference for Rialto in Providence, Rhode Island. I tried using operator assistance but could find no listing.
I decided to proceed without permission because my limited use of the lyrics four lines for purposes of commentary, combined with my good-faith attempt to find the owner, probably qualifies as a fair use.
Plagiarism or Infringement Dear Rich: I am a romance novelist and occasionally I borrow material from other books for my historical romances.
A plagiarist is a person who poses as the originator of words he did not write, ideas he did not conceive, or facts he did not discover.
You can plagiarize someone without infringing. And you can infringe without plagiarizing.
Identify the Owner Identifying the owner of the work you want to use is crucial to obtaining permission. Sometimes, this task is simple.Getting Employees To Fall In Love With Your Company Just imagine that your employees choose to give their incentive bonus back to the company to help pay down the corporate debt, or show up at 6 a.m.
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